2-Arylimino-5,6-dihydro-4H-1,3-thiazines as a new class of cannabinoid receptor agonists. Part 1: discovery of CB2 receptor selective compounds.
ABSTRACT 2-Arylimino-5,6-dihydro-4H-1,3-thiazines have been identified as a novel class of cannabinoid agonists. A lead structure with moderate activity was discovered through a high throughput screening assay. Structure-activity relationships led to the discovery of potent agonists of CB(2) receptor. The most potent compound 13 displays K(i) values of >5000 and 9 nM to CB(1) and CB(2) receptors, respectively.
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ABSTRACT: Alzheimer's disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disorder. The presence of functional cannabinoid CB2 receptors in central nervous system (CNS) has provoked that this receptor and its agonist ligands are now considered as promising pharmacological targets for neurological diseases. Herein, we review the evidences supporting the potential role of the ECS as a therapeutic target, focused on CB2 receptor and its ligands, for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry 06/2009; 9(5):539-59. · 2.53 Impact Factor